15 Parklets Every City Needs

If the term “parklet” is a little bit foreign to you, let us enlighten your minds then. Parkelts are small, urban parks which are then created by the replacement of parallel parking spots. These are often substituted with plants, patios and seating for people who are looking to take a break. Think of it as more than just a set of benches. You get gret views of the surroundings, and you can easily pick up where you left off on your travels down the sidewalks. San Francisco has a lot of these parklets, but certain states in the US have slowly caught on. You can find some of them below.

Strata Architects and Much More!

If the term “parklet” is a little bit foreign to you, let us enlighten your minds then.  Parkelts are small, urban parks which are then created by the replacement of parallel parking spots.  These are often substituted with plants, patios and seating for people who are looking to take a break.  Think of it as more than just a set of benches.  You get gret views of the surroundings, and you can easily pick up where you left off on your travels down the sidewalks.  San Francisco has a lot of these parklets, but certain states in the US have slowly caught on.  You can find some of them below.

This parklet was designed by Strata Architects. It can be found in Seattle, Washington. It emits a rather cozy vibe, one that is highly welcome after you’ve taken a long walk just sight seeing or hanging out with friends. If you’ve been going on a bike ride for quite some time, this makes for an ideal resting spot as well.

Also located in San Francisco is this rather minimalist parklet. It emits a café ambiance which is always a treat for people who want to hang out in a no-frills kind of way. It also becomes a hangout spot for artists, musicians and regular corporate employees who just want some peace of mind. The simplistic approach surely lends itself to a lot of visits from the locals.

 This parklet outside the Luna Rienne Gallery has become a staple for art exhibits. Public installations are frequently showcased here. Hence, if you’re looking for more than just a place to relax and hang out at, this is a good pick. You’ll be able to do all those things while appreciating the quirky and eccentric side of San Francisco-based artists at the same time.

 Here’s another awesome INTERBORO creation. Instead of the red blocks, they opted to go for the blue ones, which also works in perfect contrast with the plants use for decoration. It’s also found on Boston, Massachusetts. Go figure.

 If you’re looking for the perfect café seating setup, this would be it. Cameron Helland designed this unique-looking parklet and had it installed back in 2014. It makes use of wood counters, decking, planter boxes and z-shaped benches. Seeing it in front of Reveille Coffee just adds to the whole beauty of the place.

This parklet almost has a skater slope feel to it. We wouldn’t be surprised if actual skater boys and gilrs did hang out here, though. The wooden board design also works well with the concrete surroundings, giving the environment a somewhat organic and rustic look. Designed by INTERSTICE Architects in San Francisco, California, you’re surely not going to miss out should you pass it by.